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The happiest man on Earth, Eddie Jaku shares his Holocaust story


Sydney CBD

Sydney CBD, Sydney, NSW 2000

Sydney, NSW, AU, 2000

The happiest man on Earth, Eddie Jaku shares his Holocaust story.

We live in a rapidly changing world — a world where uncertainty or unexpected events are becoming more frequent. What worked in previous years isn’t necessarily going to be enough to see us into the future. Neither is trying to remain robust — attempting to avoid unexpected events.

Uncertainty challenges us to become more aware of how we can use unplanned circumstances events to transform ourselves.

We are delighted to extend you a complimentary invitation to join us to hear first hand how Coraggio can expand and future proof your business, followed by an upfront and personal keynote speaker session with the happiest man on Earth, Eddie Jaku.

Opened by Coraggio’s CEO, Richard Skarzynski, who will discuss how being part of a Coraggio peer to peer Advisory Board provides a sustainable solution to navigate your business effectively throughout 2021 and beyond.

The key takeaways from Eddie Jaku’s keynote speaker session will include:

  • Self-proclaimed as ‘the happiest man on earth’, Eddie witnessed death every day throughout WWII and because he managed to survive the holocaust, made a vow to himself to smile every day
  • Life lessons such as: hug your mother and tell her how much you love her, shared sorrow is half sorrow, shared pleasure is double pleasure and love is the best medicine.

About Eddie Jaku

The happiest man on Earth

Holocaust survivor Eddie Jaku never expected to live to 100 let alone become a first-time author just months following this milestone.

He was deported to Buchenwald in late November 1938 and jailed in camps in Belgium and France between 1939 and 1941. He escaped several times, once joining his family in Belgium, where they had fled and lived in an attic, hidden from the world much like Anne Frank’s family. He now describes that time in close confines with his parents, sister, aunts and another Jewish family as one of the happiest times of his life. “Because we were all together.”

About Richard Skarzynski

Chief Executive Officer, Coraggio

Richard is a leader committed to delivering significant value, enabling business owners and entrepreneurs to future proof their business. He has been a Chair of Coraggio for more than six years and the CEO since 2017.

What is Coraggio?

Coraggio brings together Australian private business owners, leaders and entrepreneurs in a secure and confidential boardroom environment to challenge assumptions, discuss new ideas, discover next steps and share concerns with neutral parties committed and accountable to one another.

Coraggio Members gather at their monthly Advisory Board and collectively with their fellow group of peer members from diverse industry sectors, work with their Chair, a lawyer and an accountant to tangibly drive business success.

Pre meeting requirements

Seating is limited to this complimentary session, aimed specifically at established business owners and entrepreneurs. Following your registration, you will be contacted by Louise McKeon from Coraggio’s Advisory Team.

Who should attend?

  • Businesses turning over a minimum of $500K
  • Established business owners, industry leaders and entrepreneurs
  • Businesses seeking to scale or sell.

To find out more about this event and the eligibility criteria please contact Louise McKeon on 0409 926 028 or email louise@coraggio.com.au


Date: Friday 16 July 2021

Venue: Sydney CBD, NSW 2000

Arrive: 9:00AM (9:30AM start) to 12:30PM

Morning tea will be served at 11:00AM.

Food and beverages are individually packaged according to the guidelines and physical distancing measures as per Government regulations.